The case of a Port Elizabeth father who faces a charge of child abuse has been postponed to the 23rd of April by the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court.

He allegedly tossed his one year-old daughter on top of a shack roof during the demolition of the illegal structures at Joe Slovo near KwaDwesi.

He was using the toddler as a shield to delay the demolition. At the eleventh hour before his appearance, the charge was changed from attempted murder to child abuse pending further investigation.

His defence team argued that he should be released before his bail application as he is facing charges related to a schedule one offence.